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SOGI UN source Archives: Committee against Torture

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/FRA/CO/7, 4 May 2016: France

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Intersex persons 34. The Committee is concerned about reports of unnecessary and sometimes irreversible surgical procedures performed on intersex children without their informed consent or that of their relatives and without their having all possible options always explained to them. It is also concerned that these procedures, which […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/CHN-MAC/CO/5, 3 December 2015: China (Macao)

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Domestic and gender-based violence 24. While the Committee notes with appreciation that Macao, China, has elaborated a draft law on the prevention of domestic violence, it is concerned that the current scope of the draft is not extended to all individuals in an intimate relationship regardless of their […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/CHN-HKG/CO/5, 3 December 2015: China (Hong Kong)

B. Positive aspects 4. The Committee welcomes the following legislative measures in areas of relevance to the Convention: (a) The adoption of the Immigration (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 (Ord. No. 23 of 2012), which establishes a statutory process to request the non-refoulement protection of article 3 of the Convention; (b) The 2008 and 2010 amendments to […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/CHN/CO/5, 3 December 2015: China

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons 55. The Committee is concerned about reports that private and publicly run clinics offer the so-called “gay conversion therapy” to change the sexual orientation of lesbian and gay persons, and that such practices include the administration of electroshocks and, sometimes, involuntary […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/AUT/CO/6, 1 December 2015: Austria

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Intersex persons 44. The Committee appreciates the assurances provided by the delegation that surgical interventions on intersex children are carried out only when necessary, following medical and psychological opinions. It remains concerned, however, about reports of cases of unnecessary surgery and other medical treatment with lifelong consequences to […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/DNK/CO/6-7, 30 November 2015: Denmark

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Intersex persons 42. While taking note of the information provided by the delegation on the decision-making process related to treatment of intersex children, the Committee remains concerned at reports of unnecessary and irreversible surgery and other medical treatment with lifelong consequences to which intersex children have been subjected […]